Mozart/Da Ponte Operas [6 Discs] [DVD]

This musical release captures performances of three operas by Amadeus Mozart: Le Nozze de Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Cosi Fan Tutti, all recorded at the Saltzburg Festival, with accompaniment from the Wiener Philharmoniker.
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Special Features

  • Le Nozze di Figaro: A documentary by Slyvia Griss & Alexander Hellbrügge


Cosi Fan Tutte (Wiener Philharmoniker)
The Wiener Philharmoniker mounted, and Claus Guth directs for the stage, this lavish 2009 production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's seminal 1790 opera Cosi fan tutte. It stars Miah Persson as Fiordiligi, Isabel Leonard as Dorabella, Florian Boesch as Guglielmo, Topi Lehtipuu as Ferrando, Patricia Petibon as Despina and Bo Skovhus as Don Alfonso. The Wiener Staatsopernchor (led by chorus master Thomas Lang) and The Wiener Philharmoniker (conducted by Adam Fischer) lend musical accompaniment. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Don Giovanni (Salzburg Festival)
The Salzburg Festival mounted this 2008 production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's most famous and acclaimed opera, Don Giovanni, with a cast that includes Christopher Maltman in the title role, Anatoly Kocherga as Il commandatore, Annette Dasch as Donna Anna and Matthew Polenzani as Don Ottavio. Claus Guth directs for the stage; Christian Schmidt designed the sets and costumes; Ramses Sigl choreographs; and the Vienna Philharmonic, under the baton of Bertrand de Billy, lends symphonic accompaniment. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Le Nozze di Figaro (Salzburger Festspiele)
This release contains the celebrated 2006 production of Mozart's Nozze di Figaro that was directed for the stage by Claus Guth at that year's Salzburg Festival. Ildebrando D'Arcangelo takes the title role, and gets support from Anna Netrebko as Sussanna, Bo Skovhus as Il Conte Di Almaviva, and Dorothea Roschmann as La Contessa. Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts the orchestra. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

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